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Super Crate Box

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Description

Super Crate Box is a hectic shooter set in a single screen area filled with an endless amount of enemies. They spawn near the top and then run down to disappear in a fire at the bottom or are killed by the player. When the player does not manage to kill them, they return enraged, with a different colour, and a much faster speed. The main goal of the game is to collect crates that spawn in different parts of the level. Only one crate appears at all times and when it is picked up by the player it reappears at a different part. Each crate builds up a counter but also supplies the player with a new weapon, discarding the existing one.

Three different areas can be unlocked as well as three modes per area, offering variations in the enemy strength and speed, or the spawn position. In each level different goals can be completed (usually based on collecting a number of crates). This unlocks new playable characters and weapons such as mines, a grenade launcher, a bazooka, a revolver, a laser rifle, a katana, and more.

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Super Crate Box Windows A bazooka blast
Super Crate Box Windows The game demands to know your name (Steam version).
Super Crate Box Commodore 64 Level Select
Super Crate Box Commodore 64 Construction Yard

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Bread Box" -- Commodore 64 title

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The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) iPad Jan 05, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Softonic Macintosh Dec 03, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Softonic Windows Dec 03, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Jan 05, 2012 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com iPhone Jan 06, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Level 7 iPhone Jan 06, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Metro.co.uk iPad Jan 16, 2012 7 out of 10 70
TouchGen iPhone Jan 11, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN iPhone Jan 24, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
Slide to Play iPad Jan 12, 2012 2 out of 4 50

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Trivia

Controversy

The concept was copied almost entirely in the iOS/Android game Muffin Knight, released by Angry Mob Games in September 2011. The visuals are different, but the gameplay is almost identical. At the time Vlambeer's iOS version of Super Crate Box was still in development. It was the second time Vlambeer was hit with a quick handheld copy for a concept they created, following the ethical controversy surrounding their Radical Fishing remade as Ninja Fishing by Gamenauts.

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